Heads of Clay – work in progress

Heads of Clay – work in progress

I have a file on my computer called “Heads of Clay.” When you peek inside you see all the progress I’ve made, learning to sculpt exactly that. These tiny clay skulls are less than two inches tall — it might be easier working life-size (or not), but the glass globe always dictates just large a … Continue reading

Hammerhead, or the virtue of being stubborn

Hammerhead, or the virtue of being stubborn

I wish I could tell you that I sketched out the lovely profile of Ms Hammerhead and carefully sculpted her exactly as I dreamed her.    But that is hardly the case. I was in the early stages of creating a tiny head and bust by hand for a new sparkle globe and decided I … Continue reading

Long and Winding Road

Long and Winding Road

Life’s like that: a series of twists and turns where you end up in an unexpected place. Maybe it makes you laugh, maybe you feel frightened by what you cannot predict. Sometimes life takes you to a place you’ve never been before that feels like it’s home. Or perhaps you wander into a dead-end alley … Continue reading

Chill ….

Chill ….

Remember that feeling, so peaceful, that you imagine your thoughts are gently carried on a cool breeze? Let the world swirl around you, while you sit back and … chill.   Chill: original hand sculpted clay head, with a headdress of clear and iridescent cubed beads to suggest ice. Wood base painted with layers of … Continue reading

Running Out of Time snow globe

Running Out of Time snow globe

Running out of time … what if it weren’t that time were running out? What if you were running? This globe reminded me of the powerful thoughts in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. Vonnegut’s Billy Pilgrim has become “unstuck in time” — but in a larger sense, we are all able to do this, by focusing … Continue reading